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Capt James Patterson Military Service in 1750s

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Source: Pennsylvania Archives, Harrisburg [etc.] E.E. Aughinbaugh [etc.] Volume 2, https://archive.org/details/pennsylvaniaser202harruoft/page/470 (and onto next page)

“Muster Roll of Capt. James Patterson’s Company from Date of Inlistments [sic], to the 8th of March, 1758.”

—— [For the term of three years.]

Captain — James Patterson, Dec. 16, 1757.
Lieut. — Nicholas Conrad, Dec. 22, 1757.
Ensign— Edmund Matthews, March 14, 1757.
Sergeants— Ferguson, James, March 3, 1758.
Ferguson, John, March 3, 1758.
Corporals— Riddle, David, June 11, 1757.
Brain, William, Jan. 26, 1758.
Drummer— Sturges, John, July 28, 1757.


Ayres, John, Dec. 26. 1757.
Barr, William, Dec. 29, 1757.
Bartley, George, Dec. 20, 1757.
Bierlyh, Casper, Feb. 7, 1758.
Brown, James, Nov. 4, 1757.
Camphlin, Thomas, Dec. 23, 1757.
Carney, Michael, Dec. 26, 1757.
Deveney, Samuel, Dec. 1, 1757.
Doyle, John, Jan. 1, 1758.
Ends worth, Benjamin, Dec. 26, 1757.
Ferrill, John, Feb. 10, 1758.
Fisher, Alexander, Dec. 1, 1757.
Gaily, Samuel, Dec. 27, 1757.
Gallagher, Michael, Dec. 1, 1757.
Highlands, Fergain, June 18, 1757.
Hogans, Richard, Dec. 1, 1757.
Jones, Thomas, Dec. 1, 1757.
Kelley, Edward, Dec. 29, 1757.
Kelley, Nathaniel, Feb. 27 1758.
Kelliah, John, Dec. 26, 1757.
Kinnard, William, March 4, 1758.
McAdoe, Ezekiel, Dec. 1, 1757.
McAlevy, William, Jan. 10, 1758.
McCawley, Andrew, Jan. 6, 1758.
McCotter, John, Jan. 2, 1758.
McCullough, Miles, Jan. 1, 1758.
McDaniel, Daniel, Dec. 29, 1757.
McDaniel, John, Jan. 13, 1758.
McMullin, Alexander, Dec. 1, 1757.
McNealis, Charles, Dec. 27, 1757.
Maddin, Patrick, Feb. 13, 1758.
Martin, Daniel, Jan. 8, 1758.
Meek, Robert, Nov. 2, 1757.
Micheltree, John, Dec. 29, 1757.
Nickelson, Benjamin, Jan. 20 1758.
Painter, Jaccob, June 22, 1757.
Pearson, Benjamin, Feb. 14, 1758.
Pearson, Joseph, Jan. 1, 1758.
Poor, Adam, Feb. 28, 1758.
Poor, Purget, Feb. 8, 1758
Poor, William, Nov. 26, 1757.
Sears, Andrew, Dec. 5, 1757.
Shields, John, Nov. 27, 1757.
Watson, William, Dec. 27, 1757.
Winslow, John, Jan. 1, 1758.
Wornell, Jacob, March 3, 1758.
Wyer, Samuel, Dec 28, 1757.

What we know about Capt. James Patterson (from same source):

p. 436-7: https://archive.org/details/pennsylvaniaser202harruoft/page/436

“Officers of Associated Regiment of the West End of Lancaster County, on the Susquehanna” - 1747-8:


Captain— James Patterson
Lieut.— James Smith
Ensign— Thomas Mitchell


p 443-4 https://archive.org/details/pennsylvaniaser202harruoft/page/444

Officers of the Provincial Service — 1755

In the fall of 1755, after Gen. Braddocks defeat, there were several companies of militia sent intoNorthampton, and other frontier counties, to guard the inhabitants…. [including Gnadenhutten where they erected Fort Allen.]
Lieut. Colonels: James Burd, Benjamin CHambers, Conrad Weiser, Timothy Horsfield…
Captains…. James Patterson [no “of (town)” provided]

Later on same page:

[There was a James Patterson, private, from Cumberland Co., PA who enlisted Aug 5, 1755, under Capt Joseph Armstrong]

p. 457-8: https://archive.org/details/pennsylvaniaser202harruoft/page/458

“A list of the officers in the province pay, with the dates of their commissions.”

First Battalion
Lieut. Colonel - Conrad Weiser, May 5, 1756
Captain— James Patterson
Lieut.— Hugh Crawford
Ensign— Thomas Smallman

p 465-6: https://archive.org/details/pennsylvaniaser202harruoft/page/466

[from previous page]

“Names of the Officers in the Pay of the Province of Pennsylvania, with the dates of their commissions, their companies, and where posted.”
…. [next page]:
[Westward of Susquehanna.]
Captain— James Patterson, Dec. 16, 1757.
Lieut.— Nicholas Conrad, Dec. 22, 1757.
Ensign— Edmund Matthews, March 14, [1758.]
NOTE: This matches the group at the top of this document that includes James Brown.

Page 478: https://archive.org/details/pennsylvaniaser202harruoft/page/478

[At Fort Bedford, April 12, 1759]
Capt. — James Patterson, Dec. 16, 1757.
Lieut.— Nicholas Conrad, Dec. 22, 1757.
Ensign— Edmund Mathews, March 14, 1757. [sic; elsewhere 1758]

https://archive.org/details/pennsylvaniaser202harruoft/page/521 [from previous page:] “A list of officers who served in the Pennsylvania Reg’t of 3 Batt’ns, A.D. 1758 & ’59, with their ranks they were promoted to after that time.” ….

[next page:]
James Patterson, 3.

pp 620-621 https://archive.org/details/pennsylvaniaser202harruoft/page/620

Capt. James Patterson to Col. John Armstrong.
Harris’s Ferry, March 27th, 1759
... I am in a low state of Health, by reason of the great hardship and fatigue that I underwent the last Campaign, but I am in hopes that I shall overcome it in time, but as the Doctor assures me that if I do not take good Care of myself I shall loose ye use of my Limbs, I am afraid I shall not be Capable for some time of going out upon a new Campaign, but should be willing to Continue in the service, if your Honor would think proper to have me Stationed at some Fort or Garrison until I Came to my full strength and the use of my Limbs; and as I am acquainted with the ways & Humours of our Indians, Humbly Conceive I could be of service to my Country if I was stationed at Augusta; all which I leave to your Honors most wise Consideration…. James Patterson.
P.S— Yesterday I received an account from Augusta, that my Son was Come in there & has brought with him a lusty, able French prisoner, and that the Indians stood exceeding true & faithful to him. I expect him down as soon as he rested himself after his fatigue.

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